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Authentic festival experience at BBK

April 27, 2018

Fans attending Bilbao’s BBK Live (cap. 40,000) can expect improvements in all aspects of the festival as its prepares for its 12th year, say organisers. The Last Tour international-promoted event takes place from 12-14 July on Kobetamendi mountain, overlooking the city. “We have been making improvements year-on-year to improve the…

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A touch of the Irish comes to Sydney

April 26, 2018

A fusion of Irish music, culture, dance and sport will be on display as part of the inaugural Magners Sydney Irish Festival, taking place in Sydney. The event, held on 10 and 11 November, will be staged at Sydney Showground (cap. 16,000) and Sydney Olympic Park (25,000), with a concert…

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Sena takes over Airwaves

April 26, 2018

Promoter Sena Live says it will look to book more home-grown acts alongside international artistes after buying multi-venue festival Iceland Airwaves (overall cap. 9,000). The event, which is held in Reykjavik in November, was owned by the festival’s main sponsor, the airline Icelandair. Sena has also bought the rights to…

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Debut event in beach paradise

March 20, 2018

A remote beach setting is to be the location for the country’s first international music festival. Kala festival (cap. 2,000) will take place over seven days between 20-27 June. Organised by UK-based Mainstage Festivals the event will feature five stages, along with a sixth hidden stage which is only accessible…

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Girl power to rock in Lisbon

March 20, 2018

  The final day of the 80,000-capacity Rock in Rio Lisboa will feature an all-female line-up on its main stage. Katy Perry, Jessie J and Hailee Steinfeld will be among the performers at Lisbon’s Bela Vista Park. Founded in 2004, the festival which is staged every other year, will also…

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Snow and music a winning formula

March 20, 2018

After creating Snowbombing 19 years ago, the organisers of the event say the combination of skiing and live music has exceeded all expectations. Taking place in Mayrhofen between 9-14 April, the festival features five stages with events taking places throughout the day and night. The largest outdoor stage, The Forest,…

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River fest moves upstream

February 21, 2018

Live Nation Canada is partnering with the organisers of Rockin’ River Music Fest (cap. 20,000) to produce the annual country music event. Founded in 2009 by Kenny Hass, the festival will take place between 2-5 August in Merritt, British Columbia. More than 30 acts will be performing across multiple stages,…

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Sounding out change

February 15, 2018

More than 30,000 volunteers will be involved in running the 80,000-capacity Roskilde festival, as the event continues its drive for social and environmental sustainability. Since being launched in 1972 the non-profit festival has raised over 320 million krone ($53.7m) for charity and this year is paying close attention to the…

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EDC heads for the Far East

February 2, 2018

Organisers of festival brand Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) are to take the event to its sixth international location after announcing it will be staged in China. Insomniac has teamed up with local promoter Zebra Entertainment Enterprise and will put on the electric dance music festival at Shanghai’s International Music Park…

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Stars align for anniversary celebration

January 29, 2018

One of Africa’s leading music festivals Lake of Stars (cap. 3,000) will kick start its 15th anniversary celebrations with two overseas spin-offs. Located on the shores of Lake Malawi the festival, which runs from 28-30 September, was founded in 2003 by British-born Will Jameson, who says the event generates an…

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